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Old 05-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default Garden hose to 1/2 NPT T-fitting?

I'm trying to rig up a 1/2 NPT WATER (not wort) temp sensor inline with my plate chiller, between the end of the garden hose and the inlet of the chiller.

The ends of the garden hose and plate chiller are obviously GHT (Garden hose thread) and the temp sensor is 1/2 NPT. If there any way to rig this up?

I'm wondering if there is such a thing as a GHT T-Fitting, I could then put a reducer GHT-to-1/2 NPT.

Thoughts?

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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Not sure about a direct adapter, but you could definitely go gh/barb short piece of hose barb/npt

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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http://www.amazon.com/Anderson-Metal...d_sbs_indust_6

Your best bet is probably going to HD or Lowes, you should be able to find what you need.

Sorry, just read you were looking for a GHT T fitting, I was thinking just going GHT/NPT adapter to a 1/2" NPT T
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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I figured I could do:

(hose end) -> female GHT-to-3/4NPT adapter -> 3/4 NPT T fitting -> 3/4 male NPT- to-female-GHT

and in the T, just a 3/4" NPT to 1/2" NPT bushing.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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Our local hardware store has a GHT to 3/4 male adapter available in nylon. At least you now know that they are available. Try an HWI or TruValue store.

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My local Ace has brass GHT to 1/2 NPT. Check your local Ace.

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any place that has watts fittings in the little plastic white bags should have what you are looking for. i live in a town of less than 6,000 people and our little Menards store has that fitting. you dont need to go with 4 fittings like you were looking at. if you find the watts fittings they are usually arranged by diamter and they have a specific section for gardon hose adapter and the DO have one that goes diretly to 1/2 NPT both male and female.

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Lowes has brass hose to 1/2" NPT female thread fittings. They might have to 1/2" male thread too. I happened to find this when setting up my sanke washer. I went with 1" PVC pipe off the pump, which has a garden hose adapter fitting on it. The brass fitting I got not only goes to the PVC threaded fitting (male thread) but also has a 1/2" NPT female thread in that same side. You could use that with a simple 1/2" NPT nipple to connect to the T fitting.

Personally, I really don't care what the chill water temp is going into the plate chiller. Ground water in this part of the country is typically cold enough to do the job well. City water can be warmer than well water in the summer, but otherwise, it's all good. Besides, it would be easy to simply take a glass of water from the hose, before connecting it to the chiller, and use an instant read thermometer on it to see what it's temp is. Since you probably already have such a thermometer, it means you get off on the cheap. Plus, you don't over-complicate your plate chiller.

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McMaster-Carr appears to have you covered: http://www.mcmaster.com/#garden-hose-fittings/=hgb3gc

If the link doesn't work correctly, it's catalog page 2081, according to the web site.

I learned about them here, and have since made more orders than I care to count. When the fitting is obscure, they are a safe bet for having it.

I have no connection to them, other than as a customer.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:11 AM   #10
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I picked up mine at home depot, $4 or so if i recall.

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